Loose Chips holds off Gold
Loose Chips (8/1) carried out his business from the front in the William Hill - Download The App Novices' Limited Handicap Chase at Kempton.
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One of the more unstable members of Charlie Longsdon's string, he won the handicap hurdle on this card 12 months ago but was beaten in two chase starts at a minor level.
After resisting the challenge of 100/30 favourite Urbain De Sivola, Loose Chips held on by a short head from the charging Ohio Gold.
"He has to live out in a barn with one other horse as he's quite mad and a manic box-walker," said Longsdon.
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"He does love it here and was very full of himself, so it's great to have a Christmas winner."
Junction Fourteen (9-2) defied his inexperience to run out a convincing winner of the William Hill - Bet On The Move Handicap Hurdle.
Making his handicap debut, the Emma Lavelle-trained four-year-old belied his novice tag to power away from some seasoned campaigners in the closing stages.
Leighton Aspell's mount won by 11 lengths from Georgian King with long-time leader Big Casino third.
*Loose Chips was tipped at 10/1 in Ben Linfoot's Value Bet column.